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By Charles Keeton

 What’s within the dark?  numerous generations have gazed up on the evening sky and requested this question—the similar query that cosmologists ask themselves as they learn the universe. 

the reply seems to be spectacular and wealthy. the distance among stars is full of an unique substance known as “dark topic” that exerts gravity yet doesn't emit, take in, or replicate mild. the gap among galaxies is rife with “dark power” that creates a kind of cosmic antigravity inflicting the growth of the universe to speed up. jointly, darkish subject and darkish power account for ninety five percentage of the content material of the universe. information newshounds and technology newshounds in many instances speak about those findings utilizing phrases that they imagine we've a operating wisdom of, yet do you actually know the way astronomers arrive at their findings or what all of it means?

Cosmologists face a conundrum: how will we learn elements we won't see, not to mention control? a robust procedure is to monitor gadgets whose movement is encouraged via gravity.  Einstein estimated that gravity can act like a lens to bend mild. this day we see enormous quantities of instances of this—instances the place the gravity of galaxy distorts our view of a extra far away item, developing a number of photos or outstanding arcs at the sky. Gravitational lensing is now a key a part of the overseas quest to appreciate the invisible substance that surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the universe together. 

A Ray of sunshine in a Sea of darkish Matter deals readers a concise, available clarification of the way astronomers probe darkish matter.  Readers speedy achieve an knowing of what will be available in the market, how scientists arrive at their findings, and why this study is necessary to us. attractive and insightful, Charles Keeton offers every body a chance to be an energetic learner and listener in our ever-expanding universe.

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